You’ve most likely heard some ringing in your ears at one time in your life or another. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. According to most studies, 15-20% of people experience tinnitus at any particular time. Usually, it’s fleeting. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be annoying and upsetting. The most common treatment for tinnitus is, fortunately, fairly straightforward: hearing aids.
Coping With Persistent Tinnitus
Prolonged tinnitus can develop for a number of reasons, and some of them are better understood than others. Your ears can produce an uncountable number of noises when you have tinnitus not only ringing but sounds including thumping or grinding.
The louder and more intense the sounds are, the more intrusive tinnitus can get. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and disruption of your day to day life can be the eventual consequence.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While hearing aids don’t actually “cure” tinnitus they are really good at dealing with some of the more noticeable symptoms. Hearing aids are able to accomplish this in a few ways.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Harder to Notice
The symptoms of tinnitus will normally appear together with hearing loss issues. Sometimes, they have the same root cause, but often they don’t. But it’s quite likely that your tinnitus will get worse as your hearing loss declines. There’s not as much competition, and that buzzing or ringing can really stand out (it’s like winning American Idol in a year with sub-par contestants).
When you’re using hearing aids the sounds of the external world will be turned up. Your tinnitus will once again, to your relief, get lost in the details. Now you can go back to enjoying your life again.
Canceling Out The Noise
Of course, there’s a difference between overwhelming your tinnitus and masking your tinnitus. That’s why many modern hearing aids will use a specialized twist on noise-canceling technology to help manage the ringing and buzzing. Some white noise frequencies can be tuned into your hearing aids that can help reduce tinnitus symptoms. Essentially, by generating specific kinds of sound, your hearing aid can help minimize the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This is a customized technology and an appointment with us will help you figure out if this is right for you.
There’s no cure for most kinds of chronic tinnitus. But you can still find ways to deal with it. The ringing, buzzing, and other tinnitus-related sounds will be gone and you will be able to experience a full life with hearing aids that are calibrated properly. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for people with tinnitus.